Trucking accidents can be so dangerous, simply because of the sheer size and weight of the vehicle involved, plus the speeds at which trucks typically travel when delivering goods. Many trucking accidents are fatal. If you have lost a leg in a trucking accident, fortunately there are many potential sources of help.
First, if you were the truck driver involved in the accident, you could have a workers’ compensation claim against your employer.
This will cover many medical expenses, as well as percentage of your salary, depending on the severity of the injury. If you do not qualify for workers’ compensation through your employer, you could have a potential claim against the employer for your injuries.
If you weren’t the truck driver, but were a third party injured by a truck in a trucking accident, you may also be able to recover from the trucking company, or from another driver who was at fault for the accident.
You could also seek compensation from another source, such as a city, state, or municipality for poor road conditions, if that caused the accident. There may be other parties which could be held legally responsible for the accident as well.
You may also be able to make a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance, if certain conditions are met.
SSDI will pay benefits to you if you are considered permanently disabled. You could qualify for other types of financial benefits from your employer, or from insurance policies which you may have through work.
If you have been catastrophically injured In California because of the negligence of another party, you may possibly be entitled to compensation for medical expenses (past and future), pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and other expenses.
To learn more, call me, Amputation Attorney Conal Doyle at 310-385-0567. I understand what life is like for amputees because I’m an amputee myself. Call for a free consultation today.